France as the top Digital Riser country in the G7 group

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Within the G7, France was able to advance most in its relative digital competitiveness between 2017 and 2019, which makes the country the top Digital Riser in this group.

The Digital Riser Report answers three questions: Which ‘Digital Riser’ countries have done well and improved their position relative to their peers, which countries have lost ground, and what can we learn from the best? The answers can be found in the Digital Riser Report by the European Center for Digital Competitiveness by ESCP Business School, which provides a global ranking of 140 countries and compares them within their regions.

Across the globe, digital incumbents face new and dynamic competitors. Within the G7, France was able to advance most in its relative digital competitiveness between 2017 and 2019, which makes the country our top Digital Riser in this group; conversely, Italy and Germany decreased the most within the G7.

Within the G20, the ranking reveals interesting patterns in regards to the two global digital superpowers: China and the USA. It shows that China has gained significantly in digital competitiveness, while the US fell over the same time period, mainly due to a decrease in attractiveness for international talent. The top three Digital Risers in the G20 are Saudi Arabia, France and Indonesia. India, Italy and Germany have come in last.

Who are ‘digital risers’?

We are in the middle of a technological revolution in which artificial intelligence, 3D printing, virtual reality and other technologies are converging. This will affect every industry and every economy around the globe. A country’s ability to navigate these changes and to build competitiveness around these digital technologies will not only determine its future wealth but also its geopolitical position.

  • A new report analyses how countries have developed their digital competitiveness in the last three years.
  • The top ‘Digital Risers’ around the world have invested in talent and made innovation and entrepreneurship easier for companies.
  • Swiftly-implemented plans and long-term visions are other features of high-performing countries.
Source: World Economic Forum
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